The expedition that shot this Ethno-exploitation film was sponsored by the French Government and the Museum of Man, for the purpose of making a lasting record of the native tribes in French Equatorial Africa.
January 28, 2011 Subject:
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten -
December 4, 2010 Subject:
How to describe this?
This film has some slight historical significance, but some nilly willy will probably get all offended by frontal nudity or of tribes women baring their breasts, but more offending by far is the narrator and his trite little words and comments describing things like a 50's-60's summer picnic.. "Boy Oh Boy..what a treat!" as the children eat roasted caterpillars. I seriously doubt he ate one and these people are living on the thin edge of existence not some fun, happy Hollywood party with plenty for everyone with their plastic credit card purchasing power.
When the lion is chasing the guy you hear, "Exactly what you shouldn't do!" Well folks if a lion was chasing me I would run too then the moron says about confronting lions, "Lions can be stopped if you show no fear and keep moving towards them.." Personally that seems against every law of nature and physics to show no fear confronting a hungry, hunting lion, but it's a trained Hollywood stooge saying it..
This idiot talks about these peoples customs as if he made them all for his own pleasure and they better obey or else. So much is obviously staged and it's anyones guess how many animals were killed purely for the value of film distribution rights and the money made as a result..really sad and misleading. What is even more maddening is the way this film makes it out as if Africa was put on earth ONLY as a resource for "white man" to exploit and the hell with the people who lived there for centuries without him.
The description of the "blood thirsty gorilla" which is a vegetarian doesn't exactly lend to any kind of credibility either. It talks about a gorilla responsible for the deaths of at least 7 adults and how they hate gorillas because he represents death, etc..
All in all this is one of the more exploitative films I've seen here which should be highly offensive to anyone who cares about human beings in general.